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Sex with Cancer has been conceived by friends, artists and former cancer patients Brian Lobel and Joon-Lynn Goh in dialogue with a Steering Group of patient advocates, creative thinkers and experts from the worlds of sex and cancer care. 

Brian Lobel is an artist who has been working in cancer care and patient advocacy since 2003, after a diagnosis of testicular cancer when he was 20 years old and now performs and writes both creatively and academically on the subject of cancer. His first play on the subject, BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer has been seen by tens of thousands of people, including medical students, doctors, nurses and patient groups, and looked candidly at masculinity, sexuality, and the pressures to be ‘inspiring’, ‘normal’ and an ideal ‘survivor’. Brian now writes both creatively and academically on the subject of patient experience and works extensively with medical research teams focused on psychosocial care.
Brian’s website

Joon-Lynn Goh is a cultural organiser, producer and instigator working across art and culture, solidarity economies, popular education and migrant justice. Joon-Lynn’s practice is focused on imagining and building community-led infrastructure including skills, networks and assets that enable communities to self-determine and resource their futures. Projects include an artist-led hotel that circulates profits back into Blackpool’s creative communities; political education for Asian diasporic organisers across Europe; and a citizen-led campaign and establishment of a refugee resettlement programme with Bristol City Council.
Joon-Lynn’s website

Project Team

Brian Lobel

Joon Lynn Goh
Toni Lewis
Project Manager
Rasheed Rahman
Marketing Manager
Laura Greene, Cow PR
Press & PR
Louise Richardson
Graphic Designer
Will Mower
Website Designer


Online Performance

Brian Lobel

Concept and Text
Will Mower
Website Design
Mamoru Iriguchi
Graphics and video
Tom Wilson
Production Manager
Season Butler
Sue Hewlett
Tassos Stevens

Steering Group

We are so lucky to have the expertise and experience of these amazing advocates and experts in the worlds of sex and cancer care advising us:

Elvin K Box
Lorna Fern
Ky Hoyle
Gia Jones
Shanley Lewis
Beth McCann
Dr Ali Mears
Ilana Mitchell
Maria Onasanya
Dr Louise Soanes

In partnership with


Co-commissioned by

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Battersea Arts Centre

Supported by

Arts Council England